How to Remotely Access Your Laptop

Not so long ago, people could remotely call into their voicemails using just a passcode to hear any missed messages. As archaic as this may seem now, accessing your laptop remotely is essentially a modern day version of the same activity. While you’re not checking for missed messages, you are logging into a device that’s not physically with you. 

Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

No one can remember everything all of the time, and if you’ve ever had a little too much on your plate, chances are something has slipped your mind. Sometimes, the thing that slips your mind happens to be your laptop and you find yourself at work, at home, or traveling without an important part of your life. 


What can you do when you find yourself in this position? Turn back and retrieve your computer? Though that’s one option, there is a much better one: remote access.

Logging in from Afar

Given the interconnectivity of devices today, it shouldn’t surprise you to learn that it’s actually quite easy to access your laptop remotely from another device. 

The best way to access your laptop from another device is to simply use an app designed for this exact function. Some of the best free options are Chrome Remote Desktop, TeamViewer, and AnyDesk. If you have a Windows 10 laptop, you actually have a remote access software already built into your device. 

Once you settle on an app, you’ll simply need to download it on both your laptop and other devices, then make the necessary permissions. Once you’ve done that, you’ll never have to lament a forgotten laptop again—you’ll be able to simply control it from afar.